• WordNet 3.6
    • adj high-velocity operating at high speed "a high-speed food processor","a high-velocity shell"
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In literature:

The river was narrow and deep, with a high velocity, and the channel was filled with enormous rocks.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
We are up high enough to make the air resistance almost nothing, even at this velocity, but we still require some power.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
In spite of the high velocity of the vehicle, it required almost two hours to complete the journey.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
Then build me a tracer detector that'll pick it up at high velocity.
"Skylark Three" by Edward Elmer Smith
High velocity and striking force are also responsible for the prolonged course sometimes taken by bullets through the body.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
The invisible and high-velocity light waves failed to bore into him.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Then the steady whistling scream of high-velocity shells going overhead.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
To get fine threads a high velocity is essential.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
It was not quite high enough for the satellite, and the velocity was too low.
"Pushbutton War" by Joseph P. Martino
Hence the importance of imparting a high velocity to projectiles in war.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Rescue units were to be organized, and rocketed out in high-velocity U.N.S.F.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
This method of kiln-drying depends on the maintenance of a high velocity of slightly superheated steam through the lumber.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Examination showed that he had been shot at close range by a small-bore high velocity bullet.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
The protuberance at its equator must, no doubt, be attributed to the high velocity with which the planet is rotating.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
The velocity was set high, but it would be inartistic to blow a large hole through a psychotherapist.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
But this one is shooting off at high velocity.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The heavy lock was not proof against the high-velocity bullet.
"The Dispatch-Riders" by Percy F. Westerman
If we assumed a mass of ten thousand suns the velocities would be much too high.
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
Experiments on the wind showed that the velocity of the air at the earth's surface was very much less than at a high elevation.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
Many attempts have been made to express the coefficient of friction in a form applicable to low as well as high velocities.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various

In news:

The next round of pumping could also include a "junk shot," the high-velocity shooting of debris, such as tennis balls and pieces of rubber tire, into the well to clog it.
The aerial sequences in Jan Sverak's gooey but competent " Dark Blue World" are as gripping in their low-tech way as any of the high-velocity aircraft scenes we're used to seeing in films.
The First Five Phases of Starting a High Velocity Business.
If you are a CEO, CFO or EVP responsible for sales management and you are not tracking on the trends related to a high velocity sales model – can you be so sure your competitors are not.
Made with kevlar, shrapnel shorts prevent dirt, metal and high velocity sand from piercing the skin in the inner thigh and groin.
They deliver very high velocity with ballistically efficient bullets, with tolerable recoil.
Last year, Russia strengthened laws against owning handguns that fire rubber bullets at high velocities, known as traumatic, less-lethal or compliance weapons.
Lengthy Insights, Vividly Served at High Velocity.
The Washington Post's "Fact Checker" columnist recently gave it a "Geppetto" checkmark for its lack of Pinocchio-like prevarication , a rarity in this summer of "You didn't build that" high-velocity spin.
Settling velocity of sediments at high concentrations.
A day can make a big difference in a high-velocity campaign.
It's located in a duct where high erosive flow occurs because of high velocity catalyst beads.
High Velocity club (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media NJ).
Baldwin Filters' High Velocity Dual-Flow oil filters have been redesigned to be used on Cummins ISM, ISX and Series 600 engines.
The CNC on this VMC uses constant- velocity technology to maintain high average machining speeds.

In science:

The existence of these clusters was somewhat unexpected; one would think that the strong tidal shear produced by the central black hole, the high velocity dispersion, and the strong magnetic field would make this a hostile environment for forming young massive clusters.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Our main result will be the development of the general formalism that will allow us to determine the density matrix, expansion rate and level diffusion for nonrelativistic harmonic oscillator moving with high velocity in the random media.
Space-Time Evolution of the Oscillator, Rapidly moving in a random media
Almost all particles form a cluster in a small region of space, where they move with very small velocities, while a very few remaining particles move with high velocities.
Symmetry-breaking instability in a prototypical driven granular gas
Evidently, the mass-to-light ratio must increase with galactocentric radius if the high velocity dispersion of the GCs is to be understood.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
One should also remember that planetesimal fragmentation in high velocity encounters may become important in this regime which would significantly complicate simple picture we described here.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
Proper motion measurements show that these masers are moving outward from source I at ∼20 km s−1 , perpendicular to the axis of the high velocity outflow (Greenhill et al. 1998).
Magnetic Field Morphology of Orion-IRc2 from 86 GHz SiO Maser Polarization Images
Finally, we consider the high velocity, high ionization absorption features observed in some afterglow spectra.
The Diversity of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Surroundings of Massive Stars
It is one of the most compact and isolated UCHII regions known to be associated with several signposts of massive star formation such as dense gas, high velocity gas, masers, and near-infrared sources.
The structure of Onsala 1 star forming region
It appears anyway that high velocity emission is spread all over the cluster forming molecular cloud.
The structure of Onsala 1 star forming region
At x ≈ 0, the wavelength is small due to the high velocity of the particle and the amplitude is small, as well, due to the fact that the probability of observing this fast particle at x ≈ 0 is small.
On the Quantum Aspects of Geophysics
The MOND theory describes galaxies as being made of only Baryonic matter and with a modified Newtonian force law to explain high velocities in the halo.
The Search for Dark Matter, Einstein's Cosmology and MOND
This system is probably just preceding a merger and the high velocity gradient in Figure 1 can probably not be attributed to rotation.
3D spectroscopy with VLT/GIRAFFE - II: Are Luminous Compact Galaxies merger remnants ?
It is not clear what causes this high velocity dispersion for the molecular gas (see also 4.2).
The central parsecs of Centaurus A: High Excitation Gas, a Molecular Disk, and the Mass of the Black Hole
The physical origin of this high velocity dispersion is not clear.
The central parsecs of Centaurus A: High Excitation Gas, a Molecular Disk, and the Mass of the Black Hole
Regardless of its physical cause, we consider the high velocity dispersion to contribute to the pressure support of the gas disk.
The central parsecs of Centaurus A: High Excitation Gas, a Molecular Disk, and the Mass of the Black Hole